Join us for a vibrant Bonnyman Symposium/Boston Marathon Weekend

March 15, 2024

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Trinity Church is honored to host athlete, author, and activist Alison Mariella Désir April 12-14 for the Anne Berry Bonnyman Symposium weekend.

Alison Mariella Désir is the author of Running While Black: Finding Freedom in a Sport that Wasn’t Built for Us. The Symposium, in partnership with Trinity Boston Connects (TBC), will celebrate the Joy of Running, Belonging, and Community in the context of addressing systemic racism and building supportive, inclusive, and equitable communities. 

Trinity will also welcome the Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, an accomplished long-distance runner and bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis.

We have an inspiring schedule pertinent to both runners and nonrunners alike: 

  • Tuesday, April 2, 6:30-8 pm: Running While Black book discussion on Zoom 
  • Sunday, April 7: 12:30-2 pm: Running While Black book discussion in the Ferris Library at Trinity Church
  • Friday, April 12 4-6 pm, Trinity Church Read and Run with Alison Mariella Désir Youth-Focused Community Event 

  • Saturday, April 13, 11 am-2 pm: Bonnyman Symposium with presentation by Alison Mariella Désir, lunch, and panel discussion with Alison, Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, and Adrienne Benton (Board of Directors, Boston Athletic Association), and Sidney Baptista moderated by the Very Rev. Dr. Michael Battle
  • Sunday, April 14: 11:15 am Special Forum with Alison Mariella Désir, Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, and Dr. Michael Battle
  • Sunday, April 14: 3pm Coffee, Cake & Conversation with Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows


Please RSVP for the events here.

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Learn more about our honored guests Alison, Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, and Adrienne.

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